Tough Times Don’t Last, Tough Teams Do.

This 2020 hiring season for student interns and new graduates has to be the most tumultuous and uncertain one in well over 60 years.  Student internships in some regions have been eliminated or reduced in duration to ensure safety and health.  For the same reasons, the hiring of new graduates in some areas has been postponed.  However, throughout the country the International Corrugated Packaging Foundation’s (ICPF) corporate partners have been creative by making modifications to continue recruiting the next generation of managers and executives. 

When I think of the resilience of our industry, it brings to mind the banner currently displayed at the entrance of the WestRock paper mill in the small, historic city of Hopewell, that is located at the confluence of the Appomattox and James Rivers in Virginia.


ICPF continues its mission to promote the corrugated packaging industry to students.  The talent pool for the next generation continues to grow. The stories of a cross section of the students recently recruited by the industry through ICPF so far this season can be found here.